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Karakorum (Kharkhorin), Kharkhorin
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Explore the ruins of Karakorum (Kharkhorin), the ancient capital of the Mongol empire and part of the Orkhon Valley World Heritage Site. The town reached its peak in the 13th and 14th centuries, used by Genghis Khan as a base for his army and later expanded by his son, Ogodei. Excavations performed in the 20th century unearthed a variety of remains, including roads, temple walls, and kiln ovens. Visit the archaeological museum nearby to admire an array of valuable artifacts uncovered from the area, as well as a large replica of what the city may have looked like in the 13th century. Arrange your visit to Karakorum (Kharkhorin) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kharkhorin using our Kharkhorin travel itinerary maker.
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  • The town itself isn't much, but the museum explaining the archeology and history of the former capital is excellent. We did it with a great guide, but the signage is in English for those who want to d...  more »
  • 300 km away from Ulan Bator, so it took time. You can see the spacious views cannot be too small in the middle of the desert, and in Japan in the middle. Think now on Karakoram or building is not much but, was busy at the time of the Mongol Empire with deep emotion. Erdene zuu is the Buddhist temple because there is impressive. Located near the Museum, Japan is collaborated in the construction.
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  • An ancient town in the Orkhon Valley, and once a centre of crafts and a fine palace,Kharkhorin today is a small residential town. The River Orkhon runs nearby and there are a few ancient archaeologica...  more »

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